The Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Development office moved into new offices recently, thanks to a donation by longtime supporters Gene and Jo Ann Sharp of Liberal. The office suite houses the SCCC/ATS Foundation and the Office of Institutional Advancement/Alumni Relations. Development staff hosted an open house Monday.
“Our new office space is much-needed and even more appreciated,” said Director of Development Tammy Doll, “and thanks to the generosity of the Sharps, it is also beautiful.” The Sharps donated funding for office furniture and carpeting.
With conference seating, storage and a workroom, the new office suite enables the Foundation to tackle projects like the annual party auction, along with ongoing projects to expand the college’s scholarship programs and alumni association.
“Gene and Jo Ann are longtime supporters of the college, and we think of them every day when we turn onto the circle drive,” said SCCC/ATS President Dr. Duane Dunn. That’s because Jo Ann Sharp purchases naming rights each year at the Foundation’s party auction.
Now, when visitors to campus go to the second floor of the Student Union building, where the Development offices are housed, they’ll encounter another reminder of the Sharps’ support.